USDA Launches Loan Guarantee Initiative

As part of the Administration’s efforts to addressfood systems challenges arising from the pandemic as well as those going back decades,United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack todayannounced that USDA plans for another $100 million in funding from the AmericanRescue Plan Act. The funding would leverage hundreds of millions more in lendingthrough community…

SCORE launches Minority Small Business Support program

Minority-owned businesses are underrepresented in our community. Accordingly, SCORE SC Lowcountry introduces a new Minority Small Business Support Program, intended to help start and grow minority-owned businesses in the Lowcountry.  Under this program sponsored by SCORE, Wells Fargo and Truist, minority business owners can apply for grants that fund business operations.  These grants can be used for…

U.S. Black Chamber launches business certification program

The U.S. Black Chambers, Inc., with the support of American Express, is proud to present the newly enhanced ByBlack Platform that now includes a unique, no-cost certification program exclusively for Black-owned businesses. For more information and to submit your application, visit www.usblackchambers.org/certification.  ByBlack.us is an extensive national Black business directory developed by the US Black…